Shemekia Copeland’s astounding performance was the climax of Gloucester’s Blues Festival 2 weeks ago. We blogged all day from the festival, but never showed you any of Shemekia’s set — so here you go: In this video, she walks the crowd singing without a mic, while the band plays from the stage. Perfect mix; powerful music; gave me the chills.
We’ve had a busy month of festivals, here in Gloucester. This weekend we’ve got 28 artists in 16 venues — two of which are schooners. And that’s just Friday & Saturday (see the Friday & Saturday live music lineup here). You’d think it was another festival. Nope. Just more evidence of Cape Ann’s thriving music scene.
Start the weekend a little early with the epic Seafood Throwdown rematch today at 4pm at the Farmer’s Market at Stage Fort Park. Then the Harbor Loop Concert – 12 live music choices in all. See tonight’s live music lineup here.